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Beckman’s boys and girls teams ran to 13th place at the Oelwein Cross Country Invitational Sept 3 at Hickory Grove Country Club.

Western Dubuque had a solid day at the Rob Brown Cross Country Classic in Iowa City Sept. 5. Three Bobcats brought home top-10 finishes, while the varsity girls finished third as a team and the boys fourth.

Max Naumann became the third Western Dubuque golfer to take medalist honors this season, firing a four-over-par 39, leading the Bobcats to a quadrangular win at Jones Park Golf Course, in Cedar Rapids, Sept. 5.

Western Dubuque started the second week of the season 0-3 and in big need of squeezing out a win any way they could. Well, the young scrappy squad from Epworth got that win and a whole lot more as they blasted past Dubuque Senior in four sets (22-25, 25-19, 30-28, 25-12) in Dubuque Sept. 3.

Calvin Harris threw for 274 yards, four touchdowns and ran for another as he helped lead the Western Dubuque football team to a 48-20 rout over Williamsburg in the Bobcats’ home opener at Buchman Field in Epworth Sept. 6.

Despite winning the majority of statistical categories, the Beckman football team lost one key category that led directly to a 34-33 overtime loss at Monticello Sept. 6.

It’s pretty easy to win a cross country meet if your top runners take the first five places in the whole field, and your next two are among the top eight.

Maquoketa Valley opened the volleyball season with a split at a triangular meet at Jesup, Sept. 3. The Wildcats defeated Clayton Ridge, but fell to Jesup.

North Linn visited the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats Sept. 6 and left with a 40-0 non-district win, moving the Wildcats to 0-2 for the season.

Serve it up was what the game announcer said to do and the Beckman volleyball team followed that instruction. It was a big day for the Blazers who started the season 2-0 after beating Independence in four sets (25-18, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22) and sweeping Western Dubuque in three (25-19, 25-22, …

A bit of home cooking was just what Davis Stelzer and the Western Dubuque golf team needed, as the Bobcats shot a season-best 310 and Stelzer took individual honors in the 2019 Bobcat Invitational at Thunder Hills Country Club, Aug. 26.

Jake Hosch rushed for three first-half touchdowns to help get the Western Dubuque football team off to a good start as the Bobcats overpowered the Clinton River Kings, 42-0, in the season opener for both teams played in Clinton, Aug. 30.

In their first volleyball tournament of the season, the Beckman girls claimed the championship of the Cascade Invitational Aug. 31.

Western Dubuque opened the cross country season at the Cedar Rapids Prairie Invitational Aug. 31 where the boys finished fourth and girls fifth.

The young Western Dubuque volleyball team had a pretty good feeling that exciting things were in store for them this year. The Bobcats proved it right out of the gates as they pushed the much more experienced Hempstead squad to five sets (17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22, 7-15) before running out …

Heads-up football contributed to Beckman’s 41-13 win in the Blazers’ season-opening game with LaPorte City Union at Beckman Field Aug. 30.

Wall, Kluesner lead Beckman at annual Ed-Co CC Invitational

Maquoketa Valley opened the 2019 season under new coach Trevor Arnold in a game that kept fans on the edge of their seats. Ultimately, the Wildcats lost on the road, 44-38, to East Buchanan, Aug. 30 in triple overtime.

Western Dubuque’s Davis and Jax Stelzer notched top-10 finishes to lead the Bobcats to a ninth-place finish in the 13-team Linn-Mar Invitational at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Aug. 19.

Western Dubuque has established itself as one of the premier baseball programs in the state, again reaching the Class 4A State Tournament, where two-time 4A champion Urbandale sent the Bobcats home for the second year in a row.

With seven seniors leading the team, the Beckman baseball team completed another solid season, ending 26-13.

Playing for the love of the game might not have been the focus of the Maquoketa Valley baseball team when the season started, but at times it sure had that feel as the Wildcats were 12-16 for the year. They finished 12-14 in the Tri-Rivers Conference, was good enough for eighth place in the …

Twenty-seven strokes won the 2019 Eastern Iowa Golf Association (EIGA) Senior title for the Dyersville Golf & Country Club team Aug. 24 on its home course.

Brother and sister Ted Reicher and Rachel Gooder reclaimed the title of the Reicher Invitational Couples Tournament at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club Aug. 25 with a 73.

Two Bobcats and two Blazers were named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State teams recently.

Western Dubuque’s Sam Goodman and Kyle Lehmann, along with Beckman’s Carter Petsche, closed the book on their high school baseball careers at the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Star Series in Carroll, Aug. 9-11.

Looking at the results of the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Meet, it’s going to be quite a battle at the Dubuque County meet next month. Dubuque Senior, Western Dubuque, Wahlert and Hempstead were separated by only seven shots in the season-opening event at St. Andrews Golf Course in C…

The Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN), in conjunction with the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), is pleased to announce a new distribution plan that will allow boys state events to be viewed by a much larger statewide audience.

Repeat was the name of the game Sunday at the Dyersville Golf & Country Club’s annual club championships. Michelle Bell did it, taking her second straight women’s title and Chance Maiers did it with his second title of the summer.

When a team reaches the state tournament and fulfills a season goal, sets a record with wins, what more is there to say about its success?

It wasn’t about wins and losses for the Maquoketa Valley softball team this year. It was more about doing the right things at the right time and having the correct attitude and giving 100% effort so the wins will come in the future.

Some may have questioned whether the 2019 Western Dubuque softball team was ready to compete with the top teams in the Mississippi Valley Conference, but the Bobcats proved to be more than capable, finishing 15-15 in league play, and 19-19 overall.

With the number of runners up, the Beckman boys are looking for great things in this cross country season.

After reaching the Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament semifinals last season, the Beckman Blazers are hoping to repeat that trip this year and maybe advance a step further.

With 12 letterwinners returning, second-year coach Mark Atwater is thinking positive about the upcoming Beckman football season.

Filling holes is nothing new for a coach of a high school sports program. Last year, even though the Western Dubuque volleyball program sported 13 seniors on its varsity roster, the coach was charged with finding the most productive and powerful rotation with only two returning starters.

Western Dubuque, in its second year in the rugged Mississippi Valley Conference, returns seven lettermen for the 2019 season and features two of the top players in the league — brothers Jax and Davis Stelzer.

With state qualifier junior Cade Messer and 14 of their top 15 runners returning, the Western Dubuque cross country boys are looking to improve their 12th-place finish in the Mississippi Valley Conference this season.

Maquoketa Valley football will be under the lead of a new coach this year as the Wildcats hope to rebound from a 2-7 record in 2018.

With two all-conference players returning, as well as four other letterwinners, the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team is looking to improve its fourth-place Tri-Rivers Conference-finish of 2018.

With nine runners returning from last year, three of them seniors, the Maquoketa Valley boys are looking for a successful cross country season and maybe an improvement on their seventh-place state finish of last year.

There aren’t many programs in the entire state of Iowa more excited about the start of the high school football season than the Bobcats from Western Dubuque.

Western Dubuque standouts Calvin Harris and Sam Goodman have been named to the 2019 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s all-state baseball teams after leading the Bobcats to a 32-10 record and a second consecutive appearance in the Class 4A State Baseball Tournament.